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Sepsis among newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a big problem in India, and a complex one to untangle.

In a multi-country study, we are assessing the accuracy of the BD MAX rapid MDR-TB assay to detect rifampin and isoniazid resistance.

Clinical Research

We work with scientists and practitioners around the world to conduct clinical trials and observational studies that improve prevention and treatment of many grave health issues affecting resource-limited regions, including HIV and tuberculosis.
 
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Integration of HIV and Other Prevalent Relevant Infectious Disease Care into Primary Medical Care

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2007-01-01
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According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), HIV is rapidly expanding in Latin America, and among the Latin American countries with highest HIV prevalence, four are located in Central America. Notably, AIDS is among the 10 leading causes of death in three of the six countries in...

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program

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2007-01-01
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, the JHU Fogarty program has nearly 20 years of success with providing training, professional development, and mentorship to clinicians and scientists in low and middle income countries. CCGHE's latest efforts in this...

Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN Study

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2002-06-07
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Primary and secondary analyses of the India SWEN study, an NIH-funded phase III randomized controlled trial of an extended nevirapine prophylaxis regimen among 783 HIV-infected pregnant women and their breastfed infants in Pune, India.

Technology-enhanced Peer Navigation to Improve Injection Drug User (IDU) Engagement in HIV Care

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2000-01-01
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This study is evaluating an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation intervention for improving retention-in-care and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs). The CCGHE-developed emocha® is assisting peer navigators (former IDUs successfully...

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Vitamin D deficiency and risk of postpartum tuberculosis among HIV-infected breastfeeding mothers in India

Post Date: 
2015-03-15
Publication: 
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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Some studies have associated low vitamin D levels with the risk of tuberculosis (TB), but its association in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected mothers in a TB-endemic region has not been well studied. We conducted a nested 1:2 case-control study among HIV-infected mothers in western India...

What tuberculosis means for maternal health

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2015-03-04
Mrs. Kumar [not her real name] was diagnosed with TB 18 years ago, during her first pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage. She then became depressed and side effects from the TB medications caused her difficulty eating. Three years later, during her second pregnancy, she and her husband were...

Analysis of latent tuberculosis infection treatment adherence among refugees and other patient groups referred to the Baltimore City Health Department TB clinic

Post Date: 
2015-02-15
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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We sought to determine the proportion of refugee patients at the Baltimore City Health Department Tuberculosis program (BCHD-TB) successfully completing latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment, as compared to other referral groups, and to identify factors associated with treatment completion...

Predictors and outcomes of mycobacteremia among HIV-infected smear- negative presumptive tuberculosis patients in Uganda

Post Date: 
2015-02-15
Publication: 
BMC Infectious Diseases
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Background : Sputum smear microscopy for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis lacks sensitivity in HIV-infected symptomatic patients and increases the likelihood that mycobacterial infections particularly disseminated TB will be missed; delays in diagnosis can be fatal. Given the duration for MTB growth in...

Capturing illicit drug use where and when it happens: an ecologic momentary assessment of the social, physical and activity environment of using versus craving illicit drugs

Post Date: 
2015-02-15
Publication: 
Addiction
Country: 
Aim: To understand the environmental and contextual influences of illicit cocaine and heroin use and craving using mobile health (mHealth) methods. Design: Interactive mHealth methods of ecological momentary assessment (EMA) were utilized in the Exposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study to...

Implementing a large scale systematic tuberculosis screening program in correctional facilities in South Africa

Post Date: 
2015-01-08
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Background : Tuberculosis (TB) prevalence is high in correctional facilities in southern Africa. With support from local South African nongovernmental organizations, the South African Department of Correctional Services initiated a program of systematically screening newly admitted and current...

Activism on rifapentine pricing: removing cost barriers to improve the uptake of tuberculosis research innovations

Post Date: 
2014-12-21
Publication: 
Public Health Action
As recent advances have been made in developing tools to fight tuberculosis (TB), there is also a trend towards increasing advocacy by the civil society for TB research and access. One recent successful effort to increase access to treatment options for TB involved a collaborative effort to...

Is CD4 monitoring needed among Ugandan clients achieving a virologic and immunologic response to treatment?

Post Date: 
2014-11-15
Publication: 
AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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It is unclear whether ongoing CD4 monitoring is needed following immunologic and virologic response to antiretroviral therapy (ART). We investigated the proportion of clients who achieved a virologic and immunologic response and then had a subsequent CD4 count <200 cells/μL despite continued...

Pre-antiretroviral therapy selenium status predicts WHO stages 3, 4 or death but not virologic failure post-antiretroviral therapy

Post Date: 
2014-11-13
Publication: 
Nutrients
A case-cohort study, within a multi-country trial of antiretroviral therapy (ART) efficacy (Prospective Evaluation of Antiretrovirals in Resource Limited Settings (PEARLS)), was conducted to determine if pre-ART serum selenium deficiency is independently associated with human immunodeficiency virus...

Complications of tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2014-10-15
Publication: 
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Purpose of review : Diagnosis and management of tuberculosis (TB) remains challenging and complex because of the heterogeneity of disease presentations. Despite effective treatment, TB disease can lead to significant short-and long-term health consequences. We review potential acute and chronic...

High proportion of indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube results in an inpatient population are related to host factors and pre-analytical steps

Post Date: 
2014-09-19
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Background: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) can be used as an alternative to tuberculin skin testing (TST) for the targeted testing of latent tuberculosis. Due to many shortcomings with TST, QFT-GIT usage is increasing. QFT-GIT implementation in the inpatient setting remains unclear...

Source case investigation for children with TB disease in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2014-08-27
Publication: 
Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
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Setting. Contact tracing is broadly encouraged for tuberculosis (TB) control. In many high-burden countries, however, little effort is made to identify contacts of newly diagnosed TB patients. This failure puts children, many of whom live in poor crowded communities, at special risk. Objectives. To...

Economic challenges associated with tuberculosis diagnostic development

Post Date: 
2014-08-15
Publication: 
Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Tuberculosis remains a global health crisis in part due to underdiagnosis. Technological innovations are needed to improve diagnostic test accuracy and reduce the reliance on expensive laboratory infrastructure. However, there are significant economic challenges impeding the development and...

Editorial commentary: Xpert MTB/RIF testing for individuals with presumed tuberculosis: implications for infection control and rapid tuberculosis detection in the United States.

Post Date: 
2014-08-04
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
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Despite recent declines in incidence, tuberculosis remains a significant public health problem in the United States, with almost 10 000 new cases each year. As the disease becomes less common in the United States, diagnostic delays occur because of diverse clinical presentations and suboptimal...

Cell phone utilization among foreign-born latinos: a promising tool for dissemination of health and HIV information

Post Date: 
2014-08-01
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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Latinos in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV and are at risk for late presentation to care. Between June 2011 and January 2012, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of 209 Baltimore Latinos at community-based venues to evaluate the feasibility of using communication technology (ICT)-...

Impact of maternal hepatitis B virus coinfection on mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Post Date: 
2014-07-15
Publication: 
HIV Medicine
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Objectives: Despite high hepatitis B virus (HBV) endemicity in various resource-limited settings (RLSs), the impact of maternal HIV/HBV coinfection on infant health outcomes has not been defined. We aimed to assess the prevalence of HBV coinfection among HIV-infected pregnant women and its impact...

25-Hydroxyvitamin D insufficiency and deficiency is associated with HIV disease progression and virological failure post-antiretroviral therapy initiation in diverse multinational settings

Post Date: 
2014-07-15
Publication: 
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Background: Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) has been associated with increased HIV mortality, but prospective studies assessing treatment outcomes after combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) initiation in resource-limited settings are lacking. Methods: A case-cohort study (N = 411) was nested...

Blood stream infections

Post Date: 
2014-07-01
Publication: 
BioMed Research International
Blood stream infection (BSI) is one of the most devastating preventable complications in Critical Care Units. It has far-reaching consequences resulting in prolonged length of hospital-stay, high costs to the individual and exchequer, and, in many instances, loss of life. Although exact rates of...

Diagnostic accuracy of a rapid urine lipoarabinomannan test for tuberculosis in HIV-infected adults

Post Date: 
2014-07-01
Publication: 
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Objective : In settings of high HIV prevalence, tuberculosis control and patient management are hindered by lack of accurate, rapid tuberculosis diagnostic tests that can be performed at point-of-care. The Determine TB LAM Ag (TB LAM) test is a lateral flow immunochromatographic test for detection...

Optimisation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative to address African health-care challenges

Post Date: 
2014-06-25
Publication: 
The Lancet Global Health
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The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is an innovative and potentially transformative 5-year programme, established by the US Government in 2010, to increase the number of doctors to meet crucial human resource needs in sub-Saharan Africa.1 MEPI allows African institutions that are...

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Primary Care Provider Interest in Treating HCV—A Mixed Methods Study

Post Date: 
2016-02-23
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
Event & Convener: 
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016
Poster Presentation. Session: HCV Cure: Moving the Needle from the Patient to the Population. Authors: Falade-Nwulia O, McAdams-Mahmoud A, Irvin R, Niculescu A, Page K, Latkin C, Mix M, Thomas D, Sulkowski M, Mehta S.

Migration, HIV Infection, and Combination HIV Prevention Access in Rakai, Uganda

Post Date: 
2016-02-23
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
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Event & Convener: 
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016
Poster Presentation. Session: Populations at Risk. Grabowski MK, Lessler J, Bazaale JM, Chang L, Nabukalu D, Wawer M, Nalugoda F, Ssekubugu R, Nakigozi G, Gray RH.

Combination HIV Prevention and HIV Incidence in a Ugandan Hotspot Fishing Community

Post Date: 
2016-02-23
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
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Event & Convener: 
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016
Poster Presentation. Session: HIV Testing and Prevention. Kagaayi J, Grabowski MK, Nakigozi G, Kigozi G, Nalugoda F, Ssekubugu R, Gray RH, Serwadda D, Wawer MJ, Chang L.

Reducing Hepatitis C Viral Load and Genotype Ordering at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Post Date: 
2016-02-01
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
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Event & Convener: 
JHMI High-Value Practice Research Symposium
Poster Session. Chida N, Greenbaum A, Tuddenham S, Kendall E, Ray S, Melia M.

TB Risk Perceptions Among Medical Residents at a Tertiary Care Center in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-06
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Oral Abstract. Session: The Wide Swath of Vulnerable Populations. Pardeshi G , Parande M, Kadam D, Chandanwale A, Deluca A, Bollinger R, Farley J, Suryavanshi N.

Novel Package of Integrated Mobile Applications Reduces Time to Treatment Initiation for Patients with MDR-TB

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Oral Abstract. Session: When Waves Trump Paper: The Triumph of E-Technology. Authors: Farley J, McKenzie-White J, Seiguer S, Naicker M, Peters A, Isherwood L, Olsen F, Stevens W.

TB Outbreak among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
E-Poster Discussion. Session: Preventing Infection and Transmission of TB in Health Facilities and the Community. Authors: Basavaraj A , Patil A, Kadam DB, Chandanwale A, Jain D, DeLuca A, Mave V, Bollinger R.

Incidence and Risk Factors for TB among HIV+ Children in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TART: TB Risk and Impact of ART. Authors: Kinikar AA , DeLuca A, Gupte N, Kadam DB, Khadse S, Chandanwale A, Gupta A, Bollinger R.

Isoniazid Hair Concentrations in Children with TB

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Poster Session. Authors: Mave V, Kinikar AA, Gupte N, Nimkar S, Kagal A, Horng H, Ramachandran G, Dooley K, Gupta A.

Current Research on the Pathophysiology, Immunology, Prevention and Treatment of TB in Pregnant Women

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Capetown, South Africa
Event & Convener: 
International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health.
Symposium: Maternal and Infant TB: Advancing our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention.

Impact of Rifapentine Price Reduction on Utilization for TB Treatment in the United States

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Access among TB Patients in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: What's App Doc? Use of m-Health. Authors: Ogale YP, Elf J, Lokhande R, Mave V, Roy S, Gupta A, Golub J, Mathad J.

Risk Factors for Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes in DOTs-treated Pediatric TB Patients

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TB in Children: Epidemiology–I. Authors: Shelke S, Bollinger R, Chandanwale A, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Gupte N, Adhav PS, Kadam DB.

Utility of GeneXpert for Diagnosis of Rifampicin-resistant Extra-pulmonary TB—A Retrospective Review of 70 Cases, SGH, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Session. TB Diagnostic Challenges: Molecular and Other Techniques. Authors: Girish S, Dharmashle S, Desai S, Kagal A, Bharadwaj R, Chandanwale A, Lokhande R, Kadam DB, DeLuca A, Gupte N, Jain D, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V.

Maternal and Infant TB: Advancing Our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Symposium: Maternal and Infant TB: Advancing Our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Session Coordinators: Mathad J, Bekker A.

TB/HIV Treatment during Pregnancy: Does Drug Metabolism Change?

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Symposium. Maternal and Infant TB: Advancing Our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Dooley K, Savic R.

Current Research on the Pathophysiology, Immunology, Prevention and Treatment of TB in Pregnant Women

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Symposium. Maternal and Infant TB: Advancing Our Understanding of Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Moderators: Gupta A, Mathad J.

Applied HIV Epidemiology and Implementation Science: a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and controlling an evolving epidemic

Post Date: 
2015-11-20
Presentation Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Event & Convener: 
National Institutes of Health
Invited speaker

Isoniazid Concentration in Hair among Children with Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2015-11-15
Presentation Location: 
Seattle, WA
Event & Convener: 
Annual Meeting, Center for AIDS Research
Presentation

BJMC-JHU Research Program

Post Date: 
2015-10-31
Presentation Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand
Event & Convener: 
TreatAsia Network Meeting
Presentation

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